Secrets of Success: Getting into Academic Medicine

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Overview

Getting into Academic Medicine provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide for all doctors who are training to gain postgraduate qualifications and further their academic career. It explains what an academic career involves from diploma and masters courses through to completing a PhD and holding professional positions.

  • How to prepare the ideal successful application so that you stand out in the crowd
  • Routes and options available so that you can decide which path to take
  • Mentorship guidance to steer you through possible career pathways
  • Practical advice, hints, tips, pearls of wisdom to help succeed in a competitive landscape
  • Specific, relevant examples will help you avoid common pitfalls

Inspirational and encouraging this text presents an essential survival guide preparing the candidate with background knowledge and critical advice on the dos and don'ts of obtaining an academic post.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853159572
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Philip J Smith, BMedSci BMBS MSc MRCP,
Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow, University College London, London, UK

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer BSc MB ChB MRCP
Specialist Registrar and Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Dr Jasdeep Gill MB ChB DRCOG DFSRH
General Practice Speciality Trainee, London Deanery, London, UK

Dr Jeremy Levy MA PhD FHEA FRCP
Head of London School of Medicine, Reader in Renal Medicine and Medical Education, Imperial College London, London, UK

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Key to Icons xvi

Section A Introduction to academic medicine

1 Introduction to academic medicine Jasdeep K Gill Sukhjinder S Nijjer Jeremy B Levy Philip J Smith 3

2 Pathways into academic medicine Charlotte RH Hedin 10

Section B Routes into academic medicine

3 The ACF, CL and alternative routes Elspeth C Potton Nuala O'Shea 27

4 Research in surgical training Joseph Shalhoub 44

5 Academic curriculum vitae Sukhjinder S Nijjer Jasdeep K Gill Jeremy B Levy Philip J Smith 52

6 Academic application and interview Philip J Smith Sukhjinder S Nijjer Jeremy B Levy Jasdeep K Gill 65

Section C Academic qualifications

7 Higher degrees, diplomas and certificates Luke Moore Misha Moore Beverley Almeida 89

8 The PhD Susannah J Long Andrew M Smith M Justin S Zaman 114

9 Funding Alex Clarke 136

Section D Insight into an academic's life

10 Ethics and research Gavin W Sewell Thean Soon Chew 147

11 Publications and presentations Daniel JB Marks Philip J Smith 158

12 Research abroad Stephen B Walsh Cordelia EM Coltart 173

13 Common academic pitfalls Arun J Baksi 182

Section E The future and the exit points in academic medicine

14 Opportunitites in academic medicine after completion of clinical training Gordon W Stewart 195

15 Leaving academic medicine David S Game 201

Index 207

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